Kuttu ka Dosa – Healthy Buckwheat Crepes: is an instant dosa made using kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour), spinach and water. This dosa is served along with vrat wale aloo for Navratri.
I usually don’t share the recipe on Wednesday but this Kuttu ka Dosa – Healthy Buckwheat Crepes recipe is especially being shared on the auspicious occasion of ‘Navratri’ (meaning nine nights).
One of the holiest Hindu festivals celebrated all over India. During these nine days/nights, people worship different forms of Goddess Durga (Shakti) and many keep fast (eat glutenfree and vegetarian).
Most of the fast food comprises of fresh fruits/ milk/ yogurt and a lot of fried dishes made using:
Buckwheat: known as Kuttu in India
Water Chestnut Flour: known as (Singhada)
Echinochloa colonaFlour: known as (Sama ka chawal).
I remember growing up, we used to love this kind of festival because of all the festival food and festivities.
Like singing/ dancing and lots of activities in Pooja Pandal (a designated public park/place for festivities).
Who wouldn’t love the deep-fried kachori (fried puffs) / Poori’s / special vegetables and lots and lots of sweets.
(You might read ‘lots n lots of sweets’ in many of my posts related to Indian festival and I’m sure by now you would have understood, our LOVE with sweets) 😉
Kuttu Dosa Ingredients:
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (Kuttu ka Atta)
1/2 Cup Sama ka Chawal – You can use any regular rice flour or couscous flour
1/4 Cup Spinach – Fresh or Frozen
1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt – If vegan, use vegan yogurt or just plain water
1/4 Cup Water
Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) – You can use any salt as per taste
4 Tbsp Olive Oil – Any light oil for making crepes
Vrat Aloo ki Sabji:
2 Boiled Potato – peeled and cut into bite-size
1/2 Cup Cilantro – chopped (Optional)
Green Chili – chopped
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Tbsp coconut Flakes – Optional
2 Tbsp Olive Oil – For cooking
So that was then and coming back to present, with our lifestyle, I don’t think we can eat too much-fried food, so I always try to create new recipes especially for such festivals.
What is Kuttu Dosa?
So these ‘Buckwheat Crepes‘ or Kuttu Dosa have become our house favorite, especially for any fasting or festivity.
I usually make them with buckwheat mixed with some same ke chawal flour and spinach.
I eat them as plain crepes but If you want, you can serve them along with this potato scramble (aloo ki sabzi).
This ‘Aloo ki Sabzi’ is made for fasting too, hence no onion-garlic is used in it.
Since we are using all flour mix, hence you can even call them instant. It’s also a Diabetic friendly meal or for people who are looking at eating glutenfree/fewer carbs.
Since its being made for fasting, I’m using Rock Salt(Sendha Namak) but you can use regular salt as well.
************* Wish You All A Happy Navratri *****************